Thank you for your interest in Asha. “Asha” means “hope” in
Hindi, which is at the core of what we believe and what we
strive for in our ministry.
Asha Mission started with myself and my wife, Lijy, decades
ago in India. We have always had a heart for providing hope
to abandoned and neglected children. We originally began
caring for orphans at a time when we thought we were unable
to have children of our own. We felt compelled to open up our
small apartment in Delhi to abandoned children, and what
started with one child soon grew to fourteen in our tiny home!
Over the years, the number of children we have cared and
advocated for has reached the hundreds. And to our surprise,
when we least expected, God further blessed us with three
biological children of our own.
We were forced to move to the United States because of
severe religious persecution, but our hearts remained with
the children of India. Soon after in 2007, we founded Asha
Mission Society, a 501(c)(3) organization. Our first call as a
ministry was to open a new, family-style children’s home, run
by a Godly couple in Delhi.
Asha has since grown to four homes: our original family is
still in Delhi, along with a girl’s and a separate boy’s home in
Kolkata, and a home in Malda for girls and boys. In addition,
our ministry has expanded to village outreach and pastor/
missionary training. Although my family and I still reside in
Florida, I am in daily contact with our house parents and
ministry partners, and I travel to India three to four times each
year to oversee the administrative duties of each home and
other ministry work.
We are always happy to introduce people to our ministry. If
you need any additional information or are looking for a shortterm
volunteer opportunity, please feel free to contact us!
Pastor Babu C. John